On Friday evening residents, once again, filled the 300 block of Main Street as the community celebrated the first leg of its Redbud City Night on the Bricks event.

The festival features pop-up shops, live entertainment, food trucks and a farmers market and will continue Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., come rain or shine.

Well-received by area residents, the festival is now in its third year.

SEFF spokesman Ed Bolt said the community meal was offered free to the first 1,200 attendees.

Sardinian pasta — along with hummus, veggies and fruit — was prepared by Blue Zones-approved St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital's cafe, while water and fruit was provided by Blue Zones-approved FireLake Discount Foods.

Any left-over food was to be donated to the Community Market of Pottawatomie County.